Destination Mars™ Mars Longship™
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Destination Mars™ Mars Longship™


The Destination Mars™ Mars Longship™ model rocket is an exciting addition to the world of Estes rocketry. With its accurate proportions and intricate details, this model rocket resembles the real Mars Longship™ spacecraft.

Recommended for intermediate skill levels, building and launching this rocket can also be an educational experience in rocket science, engineering, and space exploration.

Originally launched in 2052 to transport vital supplies and eager explorers between Earth and Mars orbit every 18 months, the Mars Longship™ is now a significant link between Mars and Earth. It serves as a reminder of the roots of those on Mars, making it more than just a cargo ship. If you're interested in space exploration and want to bring the excitement of Mars Longship™ to your collection, add the Destination Mars Longship model rocket to your cart today and launch your very own Mars Longship™ into the sky!

  • SKILL LEVEL: With moderate building and finishing skills, the Destination Mars Mars Longship is perfect for this Advanced level rocket.
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 500 ft. (152 m) on a E12-4


The workhorse of the exploration fleet and a marvel of dynamic engineering, the Destination Mars™ Mars Longship™ planetary transport is the lifeline connecting old Earth to new Mars! Add it to your Destination Mars fleet today!

Initially launched in 2052 to aid the developing Mars outpost, the Mars Longship™ transports vital supplies and eager explorers between Earth and Mars orbit every 18 months. However, to those on Mars, it is more than just a cargo ship. In addition, it serves as a significant link to the home planet and a comforting reminder of their roots.

Destination Mars Longship Rocket

The Mars Longship™ model rocket brings space exploration and excitement to Estes rocketry. 

Here's some information about the model rocket:

  • Design. Designers created the model rocket to resemble the real spacecraft, with accurate proportions and intricate details.
  • Size. The model rocket is over 27 inches tall and powered by D and E engines. Thus, making it a sizeable and impressive rocket to launch.
  • Skill Level. The model rocket is recommended for intermediate skill levels.  So, some experience with Estes rocketry is necessary to build and launch the rocket successfully.
  • Components. The model rocket kit includes laser-cut balsa fins, a molded plastic nose cone, a payload section, and a parachute recovery system.
  • Launch. The Destination Mars™ Mars Longship™ model rocket can fly on Estes rocket engines. Moreover, it reaches impressive heights of up to 800 feet.
  • Educational. Additionally, building and launching the model rocket can be a training experience that teaches about rocket science, engineering, and space exploration.

Overall, the Destination Mars Longship Rocket model rocket is a fantastic way to bring the wonder and excitement of space investigation to the world of Estes rocketry. It's a sizeable and impressive rocket that can reach impressive heights. Besides,it offers an educational experience for those interested in rocket science and engineering.

Add it to your collection today and launch your very own Mars Longship™ into the sky!


What You Need to Fly

Porta-Pad E Launch Pad and Pro Series II Launch Controller, 3/16 inch "Maxi" Launch Rod. Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding.
Six C 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

D12-3, E12-4
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad E
  • Projected Max Altitude

500 ft. (152 m)
  • Recovery System

18 in. (45.7 cm) Parachute
  • Length

27.2 in. (69.1 cm)
  • Diameter

1.33 in. (34 mm)
  • Weight

4.3 oz. (121.9 g)
  • Fin Material

Laser Cut Balsa Wood

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, yellow glue, plastic cement, hobby knife, wax paper, sand block, masking tape, primer (white), paint (silver, white) and clear coat (optional).

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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.